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LACINA Leoš
Sport Boccia
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age55
Height1.67 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One child
Residence
Kutná Hora, CZE
Occupation
Retired
Languages
English, German, Russian
Higher education
Economics - College of Economics: Prague, CZE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing boccia in 2004 at age 41 in the Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He wanted to improve his health and socialise.
Club / Team
TJ Lecebna Kosumberk: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Michaela Rihackova [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Czech Republic
Opponent
Greece
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Póvoa de Varzim, POR
General Interest
Nicknames
Leosino, Lelda, Laca, Leldis. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Hobbies
Music, film, computers, travelling, cars. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
Radek Prochazka, coaches J. Hantl and Mr Cerny. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What does not kill you makes you stronger." (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Other sports
He has won medals in para-swimming. At the 2006 Eurowaves he won silver in the 50m backstroke and the 50m freestyle. At the 2008 Eurowaves he won silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 50m backstroke. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (svoboda.info, 19 Feb 2015)
Impairment
At age 32 he jumped into water and damaged his spine, resulting in paralysis of his lower and upper extremities. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Other information
CONDITION
He has diabetes. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 Pairs - BC4  
11 2012 Individual - BC4  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
34 2010 Individual - BC4  
12 2014 Pairs - BC4  
22 2014 Individual - BC4  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2013 Individual - BC4  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
29 2015 Individual - BC4  
29 2015 Individual - BC4  
35 2016 Individual - BC4  
96 2016 Individual - BC4